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✨✧ Keely SmithSings The John Lennon/Paul McCartney Songbook ... CD
Reprise/Real Gone, 1964. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A groovy singer takes on the music of The Beatles – all with a sound that does a heck of a lot for both parties involved in the proceedings! Keely Smith was well into her solo career by the time of this set – having stepped away from Louis Prima, and soaring through some great albums on her own in the early 60s – of which this gem might be the capper! 1964 is a pretty early point to recognize the great potential of the songwriting team of Paul McCartney and John Lennon – but chalk that up to producer Jimmy Bowen, who does a superb job of bringing in some of the groovier styles that Reprise Records was getting hip to at the time – served up here courtesy of arrangers Ernie Freeman and Benny Carter. Both Freeman and Carter have a slight current of soul at times, which makes for a great match with Keely's vocals – on titles that include "Please Please Me", "This Girl", "If I Fell", "She Loves You", "World Without Love", "Hard Day's Night", "Do You Want To Know A Secret", "I Want To Hold Your Hand", and "Can't Buy Me Love" – all sounding surprisingly great as jazz tunes! (Vocalists, Rock) CD

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Jimi HendrixBoth Sides Of The Sky (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Legacy, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.98
Mindblowing lost work from Jimi Hendrix – studio tracks from the late 60s that were never issued at the time, brought together to make a completely sublime full length set! The package is way hipper and stronger than you might imagine – not studio snippets or replayed outtakes – but instead some strong full longs, and rare studio recordings of material that Jimi had mostly given the world in a live setting – all recorded between 1968 and 1970, and almost all issued here for the first time ever! The core group on most tracks is the trio with Buddy Miles on drums and Billy Cox on bass – but the tracks also feature some surprising guests – including a bit of organ and vocals from Stephen Stills, tenor from Lonnie Youngblood, and guitar from Johnny Winter. One tracks features Jimi just duetting with Miles on drums – and there's another that even features Hendrix on vibes. Titles include "Sweet Angel", "$20 Fine", "Power Of Soul", "Jungle", "Cherokee Mist", "Send My Love To Linda", "Woodstock", "Mannish Boy", "Lover Man", "Hear My Train A Comin", "Georgia Blues", "Stepping Stone", and "Things I Used To Do". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Both Sides Of The Sky ... CD 11.99

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MotorheadMotorhead ... LP
Chiswick (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
In case you think you stumbled upon the wrong record, these guys are the legendary Motorhead – and on this groundbreaking debut, they play straightforward rock and roll! This is pre-Ace Of Spades Motorhead – groundwork-paving, gnarly, primitive and incendiary Motorhead – too loud and fast for mainstream rockers, too menacing for fancy lads of all stripes – too gutteral and nasty even for most early metal fans – the world just didn't know what to make of Lemmy & Co – but they'd catch up, eventually! Titles include "Motorhead", "Vibrator", "Lost Johnny", "Iron Horse/Born To Lose", "White Line Fever", "Keepers On The Road", our second favorite version of "Train Kept A Rollin'" (sorry, Aerosmith), and "The Watcher". LP, Vinyl record album

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John PrineSweet Revenge ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
One of the undisputed 70s classics from John Prine – a set mostly recorded down in Nashville, but at a level that still keeps Prine's wit and Chicago sensibilities firmly intact! The instrumentation here is a bit augmented from before – with help from the great Reggie Young on guitar, and a few Arif Mardin production touches – but overall with that up-close, upfront quality that's perfect for Prine's words and vocals. Titles include "Grandpa Was A Carpenter", "Onomatopoeia", "Blue Umbrella", "Dear Abby", "Often Is A Word I Seldom Use", "Christmas In Prison", "Please Don't Bury Me", and "The Accident". (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(2018 Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right exclusive.)

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John RenbournJohn Renbourn (1965) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Transatlantic/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The first full album from acoustic genius John Renbourn – a set that would not only establish John's legacy for years to come, but also have a very strong impact upon the role of the guitar on the British scene too! The album's definitely in a mode that owes something to an American folk legacy – but it also really breaks from the past with unusual phrasings and colorings in Renbourn's guitar – certainly with an ear towards ancient English modes, but also at once very fresh and contemporary – a strong precursor to the waves of new acoustic talents that would flow from the UK a few years later, but maybe even more revolutionary – given that John's mostly just working here with his guitar and voice. Bert Jansch adds guitar to a few tracks – and titles include "Song", "Down On The Barge", "Plainsong", "Judy", "Beth's Blues", "Blue Bones", "Train Tune", "Winter Is Gone", and "Noah & Rabbit". CD features three bonus tracks – an instrumental take on "Wildest Pig In Captivity", plus "Can't Keep From Crying" and "Blues Run The Game". (Folk/Country, Rock) CD

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Edgar Winter Group & White TrashI've Got News For You 1971 to 1977 (White Trash/Roadwork/They Only Come Out At Night/Shock Treatment/With Rick Derringer/Recycled) (6CD set) ... CD
Columbia/HNE (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 6CD ... $36.99
A huge collection of work from Edgar Winter's White Trash group – a groundbreaking funky blues rock group, and one that maybe pushed Edgar's music even more strongly than that of his brother Johnny! Winter draws on strong Texas roots here – blending blues and psych elements with a hard rock core – yet he still keeps things funky in a lot of the rhythms, and makes some great use of Rick Derringer as a front man too – which further brings a focus to the tunes! The rhythm section on these records is often totally kick-ass – at a level that has made the records surprisingly durable for fans of funk – and which has maybe gotten them more appreciation over the years than we might have expected. Box set features all six albums, plus rare mono and single mixes – with artwork for all the records, lots of rare images, and very detailed notes too. CD

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✨✧ Jan AkkermanTabernakel ... LP
Atco, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Guitarist Jan Akkerman bridges many worlds here – deftly stepping between spare acoustic guitar modes and some much more dynamic electric ones – but all with a sense of care and vision that really makes the record come together! The set begins with a few themes from John Dowland, updated by Akkerman, but still played with an ancient sort of vibe – one that leads into some very cool fusion moments that mix centuries-old aesthetics with the modern – creating a sense of anachronism that really keeps things interesting. Gene Orloff handled some of the larger arrangements, but the focus is always on Akkerman's deft work on the guitar – and titles include "Britannia", "House Of The King", "Javeh", "Lammy", and "A Fantasy". (Jazz, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear with a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ John CaleHelen Of Troy ... LP
Island, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of John Cale's greatest moments as a solo artist – a wonderfully dark record that also features lots of great guitar from Chris Spedding, plus electronics from Brian Eno too! There's a stark, flat tone to Cale's lyrics here – a quality that almost echoes some of Eno's albums from around the time, especially the first two – but which takes on some shapes and phrasing that are definitely in the spirit of John's larger body of work too. But man, there's some very spooky bits here – even where you wouldn't expect them – that sense of surprise that Cale could always bring to sweeter moments with the Velvet Underground, re-focused here wonderfully for his own needs. Titles include "Cable Hogue", "Engine", "Save Us", "My Maria", "I Keep A Close Watch", "Helen Of Troy", and "Sudden Death" – plus a cover of Jonathan Richman's "Pablo Picasso". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Wax Cathedral pressing.)

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✨✧ John MayallTen Years Are Gone ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very groovy work from John Mayall – a double-length set from the early 70s, featuring some great help from American soul jazz musicians! The group here is small, and the lineup features Red Holloway on saxes, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Freddy Robinson on guitar, and Sugarcane Harris on violin – all in a mode that has plenty of Mayall's familiar blues, but which also takes on some jazzier inflections too! The vibe's a bit like some of Sugarcane's albums of the time – rootsy in the rhythms, but tighter on instrumentation, with an occasional dose of funk – thanks to heavy drums from Keef Hartley, the only UK player who seems to be working on the date besides Mayall. Titles include "California Campground", "Drifting", "Driving Till The Break Of Day", "Don't Hang Me Up", "I Still Care", "Burning Sun", "Sitting Here Thinking", and "Dark Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a sticker spot, and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ John Mayall's Blues BreakersCrusade ... CD
London/Decca, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Mayall's on a new crusade here – hitting lines that are almost more truly blusey than his previous albums – thanks to a new lineup in the Blues Breakers combo! Alongside Mayall's lead on vocals, organ, harmonica, and bottleneck guitar – the group also features Mick Taylor on guitar, John McVie on bass, Keep Hartley on drums, Chris Mercer on tenor, and Rip Kant on baritone sax – the latter two of whom help keep the set from being a straight Chicago electric blues copy. Titles include "I Can't Quit You Baby", "Streamline", "Snowy Wood", "Man Of Stone", "Stand Back Baby", and "My Time After A While". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Stack WaddySo Who The Hell Is Stack Waddy – The Complete Works 1970 to 1972 – Albums, Rarities, Outtakes, & A BBC Concert Recording (3CD set) ... CD
Dandelion/Cherry Red (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Who the hell is Stack Waddy? They're a wonderfully messed-up little group from the British scene at the start of the 70s – a bit like some of those Bay Area combos who started out in blues rock territory, then went completely off in left field! First up on the set is the group's self-titled album Stack Waddy – one of the harder rocking albums on John Peel's Dandelion Records – sitting somewhere in a space between rootsy rock and some of the fuzzier work of the time. The vocals are a bit raspy, almost in a Canned Heat sort of style – and a few cuts feature harmonica jamming along with the guitar, but often in a way that's as raunchy as it is bluesy. Titles include "Roadrunner", "Bring It To Jerome", "Love Story", "Mothballs", "Rolling Stone", "Country Line Special", and "Kentucky". Next is the Bugger Off album – the insane second album from Stack Waddy – a set that maybe has the group learning how to focus their energy a bit more than on their debut, but without losing any of their edge at all! There's a powerful frenzy of drums and fuzzy guitar here – almost pre-punk in some of its nastiness, but also touched with elements of the nascent hard rock generation too – yet all served up with the lean qualities that make these guys sound more like some of the post-blues rock groups from the west coast than most other British bands of the time. Titles include "Willie The Pimp", "It's All Over Now", "I'm A Lover Not A Fighter", "Rosalyn", "It Ain't Easy", and "Meat Pies Have Come But The Band's Not Here Yet". The final CD here is maybe the most striking – a batch of 14 tracks that includes rare tracks, unissued material, and even live BBC tracks – with titles that include "With One Leap Dan Was By Her Side", "Hunt The Stag", "Lawdy Miss Clawdy Meets Sooty N Sweep", "Repossession Boogie", "Nadine", "Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut", "Jack & Jill Meet Blind Pugh On The Spot", and "Milk Cow Booze". CD

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✨✧ VariousVoyager Golden Record (3LP gold colored vinyl – with slipmat, book & download) ... LP
Ozma, 1977. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful box set featuring a reproduction of the original Voyager Golden Record – the gold phonograph record sent into space on the Voyager 1 & 2 spacecraft featuring classical, global folk music and rock & that was literally beamed into space as a peaceful message to any extraterrestrial intelligence who may encounter it in the centuries ahead – an amazing the piece of NASA history! The music is mix of time-honored classical compositions, recordings of whale "songs", field recordings from around the world, and even "Johnny B Goode by Chuck Berry – reproduced on 3 gold colored vinyl LPs - and each comes in a heavyweight jacket. Box is full of goodies, too, including the box itself with a pull-ribbon, a gold foil print on 12 X 12 archival paper stock, a full color 96 page book, a slipmat and plastic digital download card for all the audio that's itself a nice little keepsake! LP, Vinyl record album
(One of the most beautiful done box sets we've seen a while – with 3 translucent gold colored LPs, 96 page book, slipmat, 12 X 12 print, download and more!)

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✨✧ Neon PhilharmonicBrilliant Colors – The Complete Warner Bros Recordings (Moth Confesses/Neon Philharmonic/singles) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1969. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A pair of amazing albums – and a huge amount of bonus material too – all from one of the coolest groups on Warner Brothers at the end of the 60s! First up is the record The Moth Confesses – one of our favorite albums ever from the genius moment of late 60s Warner Brothers – a set we'd rank right up there next to our favorites by Van Dyke Parks and Harper's Bizarre! The set's billed as a "phonograph opera", written by Tupper Saussy – and it's served up with these fantastic arrangements that are ambitious, but nicely handled, too – with lots of groovy currents that keep the whole thing far from soppier territory of cats like Rod McKuen, and always done with that great sense of wit that makes this Warner era so great! There's definitely a few tuneful tracks that could spin as Sunshine Pop hits – but the whole thing's really better taken as a whole, as the way everything comes together with a sense of mood and tone is completely sublime – really a lost aesthetic, and one that deserves new discovery all these many years later. Titles include "Morning Girl", "Brilliant Colors", "Little Sparrow", "The Last Time I Saw Jacqueline", "Cowboy", and "The New Life Out There". Next Is Neon Philharmonic – the second sublime album from Neon Philharmonic – and one that seems to go even deeper than the first in its blend of ambitious musical themes and mature lyrical ideas! The presentation here is even more symphonic than on the first record – but at a level that's never soppy or sleepy – as there's a gentle groove on most tracks, loping around in these really lovely modes that make the tunes sparkle and glisten with the best sort of late 60s Warner Brothers wit! There's this wonderful mix of longing, nostalgia, and a kind of new vision for post-60s adulthood to the record – very hard to describe, but completely wonderful – at once completely heartfelt, but also with a great sense of distance on itself. Titles include "Long John The Pirate", "Do You Remember Dresden", "You Lied", "Forever Hold Your Peace", "Harry", and the wonderful "F Scott Fitzgerald & William Shakespeare". The 22 bonus tracks are especially amazing – rare singles, b-sides, and even some radio spots too – a huge amount of added genius from this incredible group. Bonus titles include "Letters Crossing", "Jody", "Better Times", "A Little Love", "Flowers For Your Pillow", "Snow", "Clouds", "To Be Continued", and "Keep The Faith In Me". CD

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✨✧ VariousWarner Soft Rock Nuggets Vol 3 – Birthday Morning ... CD
Warner (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There's nothing "soft" about the nuggets in this great little collection – as all the tracks here are the cream of the crop of the late 60s pop scene in the US – not super-huge hits, but instead some overlooked gems that definitely warrant the "nuggets" in the title! Most of the work here is from the Warner/Atlantic catalog – but there's also some nice bits from other labels too – and the collection focuses on the warm, breezy, completely sublime sounds that have come to be known as Sunshine Pop over the years – music that's well-produced, but very personal too – and which often has a quality that's a bit deeper than the usual oldies radio material from the time. As usual with most Japanese collections we love so much, the track selection is ultra-hip, and also includes some rare 45-only titles – with two dozen tracks in all, a good number of which we might not have heard otherwise. Titles on this third volume include "Morning Girl" by Neon Philharmonic, "Finders Keepers" by Salt Water Taffy, "If You Don't Want My Love" by Robert John, "All This" by Anita Kerr Singers, "Take My Hand" by Lee Mallory, "Sit Down I Think I Love You" by Mojo Men, "There Is Nothing More To Say" by The Millennium, "Small Talk" by Harpers Bizarre, "It's Sunday" by Sunshine Company, "Someday Man" by Paul Williams, "Hurting Each Other" by Ruby & The Romantics, "I Keep It Hid" by The Vogues, "Lady Love" by Dino Desi & Billy, "Mad" by Harpers Bizarre, "Ain't Gonna Lie" by Keith, "Birthday Morning" by The Association, and "When The Summer Is Through" by The Happenings. CD

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✨✧ Jimi HendrixBoth Sides Of The Sky ... CD
Legacy, Late 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Mindblowing lost work from Jimi Hendrix – studio tracks from the late 60s that were never issued at the time, brought together to make a completely sublime full length set! The package is way hipper and stronger than you might imagine – not studio snippets or replayed outtakes – but instead some strong full longs, and rare studio recordings of material that Jimi had mostly given the world in a live setting – all recorded between 1968 and 1970, and almost all issued here for the first time ever! The core group on most tracks is the trio with Buddy Miles on drums and Billy Cox on bass – but the tracks also feature some surprising guests – including a bit of organ and vocals from Stephen Stills, tenor from Lonnie Youngblood, and guitar from Johnny Winter. One tracks features Jimi just duetting with Miles on drums – and there's another that even features Hendrix on vibes. Titles include "Sweet Angel", "$20 Fine", "Power Of Soul", "Jungle", "Cherokee Mist", "Send My Love To Linda", "Woodstock", "Mannish Boy", "Lover Man", "Hear My Train A Comin", "Georgia Blues", "Stepping Stone", and "Things I Used To Do". CD
Also available
Both Sides Of The Sky ... CD 11.99
Both Sides Of The Sky (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Jimi HendrixBoth Sides Of The Sky ... CD
Legacy, Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Mindblowing lost work from Jimi Hendrix – studio tracks from the late 60s that were never issued at the time, brought together to make a completely sublime full length set! The package is way hipper and stronger than you might imagine – not studio snippets or replayed outtakes – but instead some strong full longs, and rare studio recordings of material that Jimi had mostly given the world in a live setting – all recorded between 1968 and 1970, and almost all issued here for the first time ever! The core group on most tracks is the trio with Buddy Miles on drums and Billy Cox on bass – but the tracks also feature some surprising guests – including a bit of organ and vocals from Stephen Stills, tenor from Lonnie Youngblood, and guitar from Johnny Winter. One tracks features Jimi just duetting with Miles on drums – and there's another that even features Hendrix on vibes. Titles include "Sweet Angel", "$20 Fine", "Power Of Soul", "Jungle", "Cherokee Mist", "Send My Love To Linda", "Woodstock", "Mannish Boy", "Lover Man", "Hear My Train A Comin", "Georgia Blues", "Stepping Stone", and "Things I Used To Do". CD
Also available Both Sides Of The Sky (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot Show (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
AZ/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $29.99
One of the greatest Brigitte Bardot albums you could ever buy – some of the grooviest, sexiest work the famous French actress ever cut! The album's overflowing with excellent original material written by Bardot by Serge Gainsbourg and Francis Lai – two of our favorite French composers of the 60s, and both a very good choice to work with Brigitte! Bardot sings in a sexy, whispery style that's a bit like Jane Birkin, but somewhat different too – and the arrangements are by Michel Colombier, Paul Pio, and Christian Gaubert – three talents who definitely keep things groovy. There's a few instrumentals mixed in with the vocal tracks – but that's totally fine with us, because they're all pretty great – and there's plenty of moments with a nice groove and a bit of funk. Titles include "Harley Davidson", "Ay Que Viva La Sangria", "Gang Gang", "David B", "Mister Sun", "Paris", "On Demenage", and "Contact" – plus the excellent "Marseillaise Generique" instrumental – used to great effect in Austin Powers! CD features an insane number of bonus tracks – including "John Et Michael", "Quand Mon Amour Danse", "Soyons Deux", "Sei Arrivato Amor Mio", "Plaisir D'Amour", "Depus Que Tu M'As Quittee", "Mon Leopard Et Moi", "La Fille De Paille", "Le Soleil", "C'Est Une Bossa Nova", and "Sur Le Boulevard Du Rhum". (French, Rock) CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Comes in a cool flip-back cover, too – like a vintage French album!)

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Peggy MarchIf You Loved Me – RCA Recordings From Around The World 1963 to 1969 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Peggy March is a singer with a surprisingly varied career – an artist that most folks know for only her early little girl pop fame – but one who went onto record a very unusual range of sounds as the 60s moved on! RCA was her label, and while she never hit the heights of the charts after her early hit, the company was more than committed to allowing Peggy's sound to grow and flourish – especially on the international scene, where she not only recorded tracks in other languages, but also picked up new non-American songs, and served up very cool English-language versions! This set really does a great job of moving past the early stuff, and looking at this lost later legacy of March's music – sounds that we'd easily compare to the hipper 60s material by Jackie DeShannon, even though Peggy didn't write her own material. The range of studio talents really keeps things interesting – there's even one track arranged by Ennio Morricone – and titles include "He's Back Again", "If You Loved Me", "He Couldn't Care Less", "Watch What You Do With My Baby", "Johnny Cool", "Kilindini Docks", "Eh Bravo", "Passo Su Passo", "Too Long Away", "Wasurenaiwa", "Ne Joue Pas Les Enfants", "He Couldn't Care Less", "This Heart Wasn't Made To Kick Around", "Can't Stop Thinkin About Him", and "Fool Fool Fool". CD

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Martha & The MuffinsDanseparc ... LP
RCA, 1983. Very Good ... $1.99
One of the best albums ever from Martha & The Muffins – one of the coolest groups on the Canadian scene of the early 80s! The group do a great job of picking up some of the best post-punk influences of the British and American scenes of the time – slightly funky rhythms, jagged guitars, and well-penned lyrics that keep things vivid and evocative. The tunes have an appeal that still holds very strongly all these years later – thanks partly to the well-sung vocals of Martha Johnson, who's a bit more confident than some of her contemporaries, but never goes too far over the top, or into commercial territory. Daniel Lanois handled production on the record, and the set's a great example of his talent – filled with little Eno-like elements amidst the catchier lyrics of the tunes – a real sonic sensitivity that's kept this one fresh for us. Titles include "Sins Of Children", "Obedience", "World Without Borders", "Several Styles Of Blonde Girls Dancing", "Boys In The Bushes", "What People Do For Fun", and "Whatever Happened To Radio Valve Road". LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousSeafaring Strangers – Private Yacht ... CD
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
That's Seafaring Strangers, not to be confused with the rootsy vibe of the Wayfaring Strangers on a similarly-named Numero Group series – as these guys are playing tightly-crafted sounds that soar to the mainstream – with a vibe that's obviously classy enough to get them admission to somebody's private yacht! And yet, in keeping with the Numero spirit, all of the music here is pretty darn obscure – pulled from obscure 70s records that were created in the shadow of major label AOR – all music that aimed for the smooth, jazzy vibe of bigger records by artists like Steely Dan or Boz Scaggs – but never got any sort of wide-label release! The quality of the work here is wonderful – homegrown and personal, but put together in a way that's really sharp – showing that even if you love AOR, you don't have to stick to the big labels to find your treasures. In true Numero fashion, the whole thing comes with detailed notes, which show a lot of research into the music – and the fact that the whole thing was hardly an accident in the way that it came together. Titles include "Aquaintances", "Your Burning Love" by Steps, "Give Me Your Love" by Paul Skyland, "Dance Of Love" by Calvin Johnson, "One More Time" by Salty Miller, "Wrap Myself Up In Your Love" by Jim Spencer, "Never Gonna Let You Go" by Michael Miglio, "Please Analyze" by AJ Loria, "Sailing" by Gary Marks, "To Be Lonely" by Country Comfort, and "Back To The Streets" by Rudy Norman. CD

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✨✧ VariousSeafaring Strangers – Private Yacht ... LP
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
That's Seafaring Strangers, not to be confused with the rootsy vibe of the Wayfaring Strangers on a similarly-named Numero Group series – as these guys are playing tightly-crafted sounds that soar to the mainstream – with a vibe that's obviously classy enough to get them admission to somebody's private yacht! And yet, in keeping with the Numero spirit, all of the music here is pretty darn obscure – pulled from obscure 70s records that were created in the shadow of major label AOR – all music that aimed for the smooth, jazzy vibe of bigger records by artists like Steely Dan or Boz Scaggs – but never got any sort of wide-label release! The quality of the work here is wonderful – homegrown and personal, but put together in a way that's really sharp – showing that even if you love AOR, you don't have to stick to the big labels to find your treasures. In true Numero fashion, the whole thing comes with detailed notes, which show a lot of research into the music – and the fact that the whole thing was hardly an accident in the way that it came together. Titles include "Aquaintances", "Your Burning Love" by Steps, "Give Me Your Love" by Paul Skyland, "Dance Of Love" by Calvin Johnson, "One More Time" by Salty Miller, "Wrap Myself Up In Your Love" by Jim Spencer, "Never Gonna Let You Go" by Michael Miglio, "Please Analyze" by AJ Loria, "Sailing" by Gary Marks, "To Be Lonely" by Country Comfort, and "Back To The Streets" by Rudy Norman. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Seafaring Strangers – Private Yacht ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ VariousIt's Gonna Be Action Packed – The Complete Rockin Rarities (6CD set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 6CD ... Out Of Stock
A stunning 6CD set – one that's overflowing with rare rockabilly, weird hillbilly, and lots of other raw and raunchy material from the glory days of the indie single! The box brings together all the material from the Rockin Rarities LP collection – a total of 11 full records, presented here with bonus tracks too – to make for almost 200 titles in all, all with the kind of gritty, underground vibe that makes digging through the late 50s/early 60s scene so great as the years go on! Despite the fact that we've got countless other collections of this sort of material – on labels like Bear Family, Stag-O-Lee, and Buffalo Bop – there's a huge amount here we'd never heard before, in a presentation that's very much in keeping with the excellent level that the Be label brings to their jazz box sets, or their Florida and Texas Box collections of other rare singles. There's way too many tracks here to even begin to list – but we can tell you that along with rare singles and unissued material, the set includes work by artists Johnny Fallin, Danny Carl, Teen Beats, Ward Darby & The Raves, Victor, Roosevelt Grier, Darrell Felts, Rockin Rebels, Carl Martin Trio, Tru-Tones, Outer Limits, Chy Guys, Gene King & His Mecaton Band, Satellite Band, DY & The Motivators, Artie Wilson, Gestics, Floyd Brown, Adrian & The Sunsets, and dozens of other artists you'll discover in this collection. CD

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✨✧ Jackie DeShannonStone Cold Soul – The Complete Capitol Recordings (Songs – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really unusual chapter in the career of Jackie DeShannon – tracks from an obscure early 70s album done for Capitol Records, plus a whole bunch more from a rare Memphis session produced by Chips Moman! The core album – Songs – is done at a level that mixes both Jackie's soul and post-folk leanings of the late 60s – a style that's sophisticated and often a bit righteous, but also handled with some smoother arrangements designed to give the work a more mature quality. Themes run a bit deeper than Jackie's better-known early pop – and although a number of the tracks are covers, DeShannon wraps them up beautifully alongside her own original tunes for a really unified record. Titles include "Salinas", "Bad Water", "Ease Your Pain", "West Virginia Mine", "Show Me", "Keep Me Warm", and "Sunny Days". The CD features 10 more tracks from the Chips Moman sessions – work that's often even more soul-based in the instrumentation, and which features core backing by a small combo of American Recording Studios regulars like Bobby Emmons, Bobby Wood, and Reggie Young. Titles include "Sweet Inspiration", "Stoned Cold Soul (alternate)", "Child Of Mine", "Johnny Joe From California", "Live Till You Die", and "And It Stoned Me". CD

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✨✧ VibratorsEpic Years 1976 to 1978 (Pure Mania/V2/In Session At The BBC/Live At The Marquee 1977/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Epic/Anagram (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge document of this early UK punk group – in a special set that includes their first two albums, BBC material, a live set, and even bonus tracks too! First up is the classic Pure Mania – the first and best album by the Vibrators, a band that maybe can't really be considered as first wave punk in the purest sense – but who still made a helluva punky racket all the same! The professional studio sheen and lack of angry politics of the record sets Mania apart from some of the more influential albums that came in the months before and after – but the energy on the record is maybe right up there with the best by the Damned, and the group's approach helped set the wheels in motion for the far less hostile new wave scene that was on the way – which then, in turn, helped transform the larger world of rock in the process. Was there ever a better year for stripped down, punchy rock than 1977? Tracks include "Into The Future", "Yeah Yeah Yeah", "Sweet Sweet Heart", "Keep It Clean", "Baby Baby", "Petrol", "London Girls", "Wrecked On You", and more. Next is Vibrators 2, from the following year – a set that still really holds onto all the short sharp shock of the group's debut – and which also never lets the major label setting get in the way of the loud and fast drums and guitars! There's a vibe here that really paves the way for countless UK imitators to come – and at times, there's almost a bit of a Jam sort of catchiness to some of the tunes. Titles include "Automatic Lover", "Public Enemy No 1", "Destroy", "Nazi Baby", "War Zone", "Sulphate", "24 Hour People", and "Troops Of Tomorrow". CD3 features 18 BBC recordings from 1976 through 1978 – three John Peel shows, and one Old Grey Whistle Test performance! Last CD features a smoking live set from the summer of 1977 – 19 tracks, recorded live at the Marquee! Box also features notes – and bonus tracks include live versions of "Stiff Little Fingers" and "London Girls" – plus "Automatic Lover (single)", "Judy Says", and "Pushing Too Hard". CD

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DeejaysComing On Strong – The Best Of The Deejays ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Over two dozen tracks by The Dee Jays – one of those cool 60s groups who were born in London, but hit much bigger fame in another European country! In this case, the place was Sweden – where the group moved in the mid 60s, and immediately captured a big audience who were hungry for the hip sounds of London – which The Dee Jays gave them in droves, served up in a garagey style that also drew plenty of influence from American soul! The music here is surprisingly tight and tuneful – never too polished, as there's still lots of grit in the grooves – but delivered at a level that really packs a punch. These guys know just how to pitch themselves – they're never out to make anyone think they've got a claim to American blues, but they still keep the rhythms tight and serve up just the right level of searing guitar along with their lyrics. This 28 track set tells their story in depth, and also brings together lots of rare Swedish singles – all with vocals in English, on titles that include "Coming On Strong", "Dimples", "Farmer John", "Long Tall Shorty", "Ring You On Friday", "Striped Dreams Checked Fear", "Not That Girl", "Surrender", "Strong Love", "Time & Time Again", "It's Gonna Work Out Fine", and "Coming On Strong". CD

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VariousTeen Beat Vol 6 – Another 26 Great Rockin Instrumentals ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A teen beat, but one with plenty of twang – given that all the cuts here are killer instrumentals from the early days of rock and roll! Most tracks here feature small, raunchy combos – usually with a guitar, tenor, or organ in the lead – working over romping drums, and recorded at a level that keeps things nice and raw – even though a number of these tracks were hits back in the day! Yet there's also lots of great obscure numbers, too – including some instrumentals from artists you might normally associate with vocals – alongside local hits by groups that never fully broke big – all to make for a hell of a groovy little instrumental party. CD features 26 tracks in all – with excellent sound and very detailed notes – on titles that include "Night Ride" by The Ramrods, "The Noplace Special" by The Titans, "Reveille Rock" by Johnny & The Hurricanes, "Straight Flush" by The Frantics, "Path Finder" by Teddy & The Rough Riders, "Frankie & Johnny" by The Mus-Twangs, "Nee Nee Na Na Nu Nu" by Dickie Doo & The Don'ts, "Happy Vacation" by Jackie Lee, "2000 Pound Bee (parts 1 & 2)" by The Ventures, "Beach Party" by King Curtis & The Noble Knights, "Hully Gully Guitar" by Jerry Reed & The Hully Girlies, "Choo Choo" by James Brown & The Famous Flames, and "Disk Jockey" by The Invaders. CD

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VariousWhen Day Is Done – The Orchestrations Of Robert Kirby ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
The cover and title are both a reference to the late Nick Drake – and Drake's music is the way that most people know the talents of Robert Kirby – a fantastic arranger who helped bring a whole new level of melancholy and sophistication to British music at the start of the 70s! Kirby's strings are one of the elements that have always made Drake's Five Leaves Left album so wonderful – and around the same time, he also worked with a number of other English acts in similar modes – that unique post-folk period in which all previous standards and styles were broken open, and presented with a depth that's still strongly appreciated all these many years later! This is the first tribute to Kirby we've ever seen, and it's lovingly put together by Bob Stanley – the man who gave us the excellent English Weather compilation, a great partner to this one. Titles include "Rainbow River" by Vashti Bunyan, "Forest & The Shore" by Keith Christmas, "Ophelia's Song" by Shelagh McDonald, "What Memories We Make" by Dana Gillespie, "Gimme An Inch Girl" by Ian Matthews, "Madonna Blue" by Illusion, "First Light" by Richard & Linda Thompson, "Honour Bright" by Shirley Collins, "Love Is A Funny Thing" by Spirogyra, "White Witch" by Spriguns, "Dancing At Whitsun" by Tim Hart & Maddy Pryor, "I Keep A Close Watch" by John Cale, and "Follow On" by Steve Ashley. CD

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✨✧ VariousHillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 – The Resurrection ... CD
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
This great series just keeps on getting better and better – as the hillbillies rise from hell, and take their message into the musical mainstream! Previous volumes have dealt with themes of sin and redemption in country music – and this time around, the scope seems pushed even farther – partly because the music extends into the 70s, but also because the stylistic blend is even more amazing – as bigger-name singers mix with obscure artists, and major productions mingle with rare tracks from the indie world. The album's overflowing with great work – along with the great notes of other volumes too – and titles include "The World Is A Monster" by Doug Tubb, "Six Pallbearers" by Bob Gallion, "Devil Train" by Johnny Doe, "God Please Protect America" by Seymore Weed, "Hellbound Train" by The Lumberjack with The Northwood Singers, "Room 333" by Ben Wasson & The Hardtimes, "Mammoth Cave Secret" by Charlie Stewart, "Daddy's Sick Again" by Arkey Blue, "Wrestlin With Satan" by Zero Jones, "Satan Must Get Along Without Me" by The Knight Brothers, "There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down" by GM Farley & The Foggy River Boys, and "Hillbilly Hades" by Texas Bill Strength. (Folk/Country, Rock) CD
 
 
 



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